– by Seth McDonald

*This post may contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 7*

After a seventh season that was difficult to watch, The Walking Dead hopes to get back on track during for Season 8. Negan was made out to be nearly invincible during last season and it was frustrating for fans. I found it difficult to see Rick just bow down to Negan, I understand his position but it just wasn’t something that fans are used to seeing. Danai Gurira, the actress who plays Michonne on the show, spoke with Entertainment Weekly (via Screen Rant), and talked about the Season 8 Premiere, and what fans can expect.

“It is a deeply different season premiere – deeply, deeply different and unpredictable… That’s what’s amazing about the writers of the show, is that they don’t tread the same ground. So you can’t be prepared for it. If you thought, ‘Well, I’ve seen this, I’ve seen that, so I can be prepared for what’s coming next’ – no, you can’t. You won’t be prepared.”

Gurira makes it sound as if fans are much more likely to get an emotional premiere as opposed to an action filled episode. Changes were definitely needed to be made after the mediocre Season 7. Fans already weren’t too happy with the show for the cliffhanger that left fans wondering who met Negan’s bat, Lucille, at the end of Season 6. And their disappointment continued throughout most of the Season 7. Gurira continued saying the character’s stories have been elaborated on, and that more or less, the board has been reset, and there are many twists and turns on the road ahead.

“We’ve all been knocked clear off our feet, and there’s just so many ways everybody’s story is expanded and deepened and sharpened. And the clashes that we’re in take turns no one’s going to expect. And at the same time, it remains palpably human, you know?”

The show runners made Negan as difficult to defeat as an old NES final boss, he showed almost no vulnerability, at least not till the finale when King Ezekiel’s tiger attacked his crew. I don’t read The Walking Dead comics, but I do read about them and where the story goes as spoiler free as I can (it doesn’t always work out that way). Fans should be getting excited again it appears as if the “All-Out War” storyline is coming, and maybe a jump in time. With Rick trying to gather the other communities in a fight for their lives, this scenario seems likely.

What did you think of Season 7, and are you excited for Season 8? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: Screen Rant

  • TheOct8pus

    I don’t know why I keep watching this show….masochism?

  • Shonuff

    Nope not excited. Wish they would start working towards the end of the show. Might focus the writers. It’s funny. The creators of the Walking Dead want to make shows forever regardless of quality. The creators of GOT can’t wait for their show to end, to the point of shortening the seasons and causing characters to fly across the world to move the plot along.

  • Danny B

    I feel that they do need to work towards an ‘ending’. It will focus the writing team and not keep dragging things along like a walker with a broken leg. I’d prefer a happy ending (if thats at all possible) Rick survives and finally has some peace with the remainder of the ‘family’. I’m tired of those shocks endings in movies and shows where the baddie lives or the hero dies etc
    There is no shame in a happy ending sometimes Hollywood. Killing the hero isn’t edgy or shocking anymore…..
    Thanks to GoT 😉

  • darkwingschmuck

    I love the walking dead. Season 7 was great. Screw all of you who think you could do better!

  • AndyInCleveland

    So, when they take the time to develop characters and really build tension, people bitch.

    If they move the storage you fast to expedite action, people bitch.

    Ya’ll a bunch of whiney bitches.

  • Kratos

    WD is pretty much the only recurring TV show that i actually find somewhat interesting enough to want to watch and follow the story …but imo after 7 seasons its time to start working towards the conclusion

  • Storymark

    ” That’s what’s amazing about the writers of the show, is that they don’t tread the same ground. ”

    Has she SEEN the show…?

  • Drew Carlton

    Season 07 was wonderful. The Eugene/Laura/Dwight episode may have been my favorite one. It was definitely the best “breakoff” story, outside of “The Grove” that I have ever seen. However, one must need to know the comic storyline to appreciate the season, so I understand the degradation of viewers. For those of you that don’t know, Kirkman, (the creator of the series, who has lied before, and told the truth and made you think he was lying,) has said there will never be a cure, and this will go on forever. There are theories that Old Man Carl will be the star of the spinoff, or it is how the comics will end. But I can tell you one thing about the trailers we have seen, specifically with Rick waking up with a white beard — cane in the background. I won’t spoil it but Negan ends up where he never expected. This seen is years later, and I suspect this will be episode 8, before the midseason break, after All Out War.

  • Weresmurf

    I’m just gonna be frank here. Fear The Walking Dead season 3 has been kinda great honestly. Seasons 1 and 2 were meh at best. But 3? It’s like an all new kind of show. Season 8 is going to have a hard time matching it…